VP Chimulirenji warns corrupt ministers: Malawi Cabinet undergo orientation

Malawian vice-president Everton Chimulirenji has warned that President Peter Mutharika will not hesitate to sack or prosecute any of his ministers implicated in corruption.

Chimulirenji presiding over the orientation workshop for Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers
Finance Minister Jospeh Mwanamvekha (l) , Minister of Energy Vuwa Kaunda (C) and Minister of Health Jappie Mhango at the orientation workshop- Photo by
 Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Ministers Mary Thom Navicha (L),  Ralph Jooma and Francis Kasaila.- Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Orientation Workshop for Ministers and Deputy Ministers officially opened by the Vice President  Everton Herbert Chimulirenji .-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Orientation workshop to be held in camera

Chimulirenji was speaking at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in the eastern lakeshore tourism district of Mangochi on Monday at an orientation workshop for the cabinet.

“As ministers and deputy ministers, you are required to lead this fight. I urge you all to desist from engaging in corrupt practices,” said Chimulirenji.

He said President’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) stance against corruption remains zero tolerance.

The 24-member cabinet ministers were appointed by President Mutharika who won re-election for the next five years during the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Chimulirenji said it’s time to fight corruption, fraud, theft and other economic crimes as evils that derail efforts in the fight against poverty and underdevelopment.

He said the President has said in the past, the law will take its course on any Minister, Deputy Minister or any public officer who will be proven to be involved in corrupt practices.

“I am happy that you will have a presentation on this subject, which will among other things highlight the penalties that the law prescribes for those proven to be engaged in corrupt practices,” the vice-president said.

According to the Vice President the workshop is very important as it will serve to equip Cabinet members, with skills and knowledge that will need to efficiently and effectively execute their functions.

“As you may all be aware, Cabinet is a very important body within the political executive, where important decisions regarding the Governments policy agenda, legislation, spending proposals and political strategy are undertaken. This, therefore, requires that Cabinet appointees should receive appropriate orientation in order to guarantee their effective participation in decision making at that level,” said Chimulirenji reading a prepared speech.

He added: “Our country has, over the years, been facing a number of structural challenges that have been hampering our efforts to deal with poverty afflicting many of our people. In the last five years, therefore, measures to deal with poverty among Malawians have been implemented concurrently with measures aimed at dealing with these structural challenges.”

Chimulirenji said the vision to build a productive, competitive and resilient economy has been set, and this DPP led Government has decided to embark on a comprehensive economic empowerment programme targeting all Malawians as a way of realizing this vision.

The orientation workshop would be held in camera.

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Ulemu Banda
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Ulemu Banda

Good stuff, but the president should have included how he returned the MK145M bribe as an example of expected conduct after public outcry.

khan
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khan

mukhaula mcp simunati

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Kkkkk kudabwa mfuwu wake omwe munthu

Tsamba Likagwa
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Tsamba Likagwa

Ana Achakwera. Dzitayeni muputa nazo BP.

Freedom Fighter
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What a total waste of our tax payers money coz this bull shit orientation of illegitimate cabinet is going to end very soon. No to need to go a resort and spend millions on these dpp thugs… you mbavaas should have used Jane Ansah’s boys quarters in nyambadwe.

Gee
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😂🤣😂 kodi akuti chaninso awaa, u mean anthuwo ali busy kumumvera ameneyo kapena reporter angokakamula?

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

My foot, kale loseli nkesa nawe unali momwemu, nde uloze ena cala? Do not threaten us. Muyambe mwakhula citosi canu adha

kanjedza
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kanjedza

Why have the conference in Lakeshore instead of Lilongwe- could have saved fuel, allowances and accommodation . the amount spent could have been allocated for medicines

Anti-Demos Vigilante
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Anti-Demos Vigilante

Who told you man shall live by medicine alone? Ndipotu anthu apa senta mufinyidwa simunati. If one former president moved the capital any current president can also move it to anywhere. APM can operate from Chikoko Bay and Sanjika throughout his 5 years and will help boosting tourism in those two areas.
Musiyeni Chimulirenji alamulire and ineyo I will campaign heavily here for him to get the DPP presidency in 2023. For once let us follow a proper succession plan. DPP should not be turned into another tribal party like MCP, UDF & AFORD

Noxy
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The new VP at work and talking sense,wonderful.

Tippex is king
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Ok.